Healthy Dance Habits

Learn how to reduce your chances of injury by adopting healthy dance practices

Although 80–90% of professional dancers suffer injuries during their career, it is possible to reduce your chances of injury by adopting “healthy dance practices”.  These include:

Remember, most injuries occur when our bodies are fatigued.  Be sure to include cardiovascular training as a part of your regular conditioning routine in order to improve your endurance and reduce the risk of injury due to muscle fatigue.

The most common body parts that dancers injure are the lower back, hips, knees and ankles.  Stay tuned to learn more about specific injuries to these areas, and how to avoid them!

Reprinted from The Healthy Dancer by Dr. Jason Twardowski. Dr. Twardowski is a classically trained dancer. His Chiropractic and Acupuncture clinic is located in Toronto at Bayview and Sheppard. Contact: 416 226 2552. This article may not be published, broadcast or redistributed without consent from danceScape™.  Please contact editor@dancescape.comfor authorization details.